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I am the Princess to the King of Kings. I am loud. I am outgoing. I am silly. I am fun. I am a music lover. I am independent. I am emotional. I am a talker. I am a listener. I am loyal. I am a masterpiece. I am a HUGE Lakers fan. I am easily misunderstood. I am an iPhone addict. I AM FABULOUS.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Arkansas or Bust!

It's time for an update... most of you already know that after several months of prayer and seeking God's will, He finally spoke very clearly to me and said for me to move to Hot Springs, AR and be closer to my family. If you've been keeping up with this blog, you already know that Hot Springs wasn't where I thought God wanted me to be a year ago... and I said then, if God told me that I needed to move here, then I would, but not until He told me to. His timing and mine are a little different but his timing is perfect and I know He knows exactly what He's doing in my life.

When God prompted me to move to Arkansas, in my mind it couldn't have been worse timing. My grandma and great aunt were about to move in with my mom and Doug for a few weeks while they waited for their houses to be ready, my grandma was in the process of having her own house built right beside my mom and Doug's house, Doug was working nights which meant he was trying to sleep during the day with hammering right outside his window... and with me, comes two precious dogs that happen to shed their hair. (My mom and Doug have three dogs, none of which shed) So you can see how I came to question God's timing! Well, turns out... as always, His timing really is perfect. Not that it has been easy... moving never is, especially when you are moving to a new state and in with your parents after being independent and on my own for awhile... but living at my parents is only temporary, just until I get my feet on the ground! Through all of this and much more, I've seen God's hand. He is continuing to grow my Faith in Him and showing me new things about myself daily. I've learned to take each day as a new adventure and trying very hard to not focus on the past but embrace the moment and look forward to the future. My God is in control, now and always.

If you are struggling with knowing what to do now or next... remember that our God is in complete control and has perfect timing. His plan is best! Lean on Him and He'll reveal His plan to you, in His timing!

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future" --- Jeremiah 29:11

Have a great week!
-Lindsay Jay

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Crazy, Hectic, Wild, BUT Blessed.

Well, it's been a long time since I posted so tonight, as I sat at my computer researching several different things I thought I might as well update this. Not sure if anyone even reads this but if you do and were curious as to what is going on in my life... well, here ya go!

In June I was robbed at gun point while working for the bank. It was the most traumatic thing I've ever experienced and from there it was just one thing after another. After several months of working for IBC and numerous things that caused me to question their morals and ethics AND after a lot of prayer, I took a LEAP of Faith and gave my notice with no other job lined up. Even though I didn't know what was going to happen next, I knew that my God is faithful and that He was in control. So, I applied for job after job after job and spent day and night afraid for my life since I was still dealing with the aftermath of the robbery. I finally got a lead and an opportunity to pick up and leave everything I knew and move to Colorado and work in the Oil and Gas field. Well, after selling most everything I owned the owner of the company called me to change the plan which was not a good opportunity in the long run, so I turned it down. Keep in mind, this whole time I was asking God to slam the door shut if I wasn't suppose to move... thankfully he slammed it. On a Sunday night, I went to my good friends house and her family and I stood in a circle and prayed over my situation. Immediately our family friend got a call from a lady we knew that was looking for an administrative assistant and she offered me the job, so of course I thought this was God's plan... turns out, it wasn't. In the mean time, I had a rent house that required me to actually pay for and I was broke. In a matter of a week, and lots of prayer, God gave me a very sweet family that was willing to open their garage apartment up for me to live in for much less rent and I was able to get out of my current rent house without having to pay any fee's or extra rent for breaking the lease. God is good. Through out this time, I had been researching a company to go into business with, where I would be in business for myself but not by myself. I was tired of the rat race and the corporate world so when I did my due diligence, I found that Zija was exactly what I was looking for. I had been following the success of Zija for over a year and loved the product. It's a health and wellness company that specializes in all natural nutrition, weight loss, detox, and skin care. It has not only changed my life but also my families life. My grandma feels better than she has in years and I've lost over 25lbs! It's amazing. If you are interested in learning more about it check out my website www.lindsayvick.myzijastory.com.
So that's been my life in a nutshell over the last few months. Crazy, hectic, wild, BUT blessed.

Christmas is just around the corner, where I'll be heading to my mom and Doug's house in Hot Springs... looking forward to family time, not looking forward to the drive with 2 dogs but it will be worth it! This Christmas I hope you take the time to remember the reason for the season, it's not about the gifts... it's about the birth of Jesus Christ. Remember Jesus and enjoy time with your family and friends.

In case it takes me another several months to write again, I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year, may 2012 bring you nothing but great things!

xoxox- Lindsay Jay.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

In the books

Well, my first week at my new job is in the books! I am excited for how God is changing my heart and how he is working things out!

I'm so ready for the first few weeks to be over... training is never fun (in my opinion) but it's a must. Fortunately for me, all of my banking knowledge has came flooding back, so I mostly just have to learn their system... which is really great news!
Lots of changes will be happening within the next few months and though it won't all be easy, I know that God put me exactly where I am for a reason!

After a long first week, last night I went to LifeChurch for our Singles Night Live... it was an incredible night of worship and fellowship with other singles! Although I was so tired and honestly thought about just going home and skipping all together, I knew I needed to go... and I must say, I'm glad I did. God truly moved in my heart and I was so blessed by the night. It was exactly what I needed to end my tiring week.

I got to catch up on some sleep by sleeping in this morning,which I can't tell you how great it felt to not have to wake up to an alarm! haha!  Tonight I'm excited for church and to hear an incredible message! It's going to be a great evening!

ANDDDDDDD NEXT FRIDAY IS MY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOP WOOOOOP! Although this birthday will be nothing like my usual birthday (week) I am thankful to have a job and family/friends that support me! So HAPPY BIRTHDAY WEEK TO ME! I believe I will celebrate by getting a Coconut Mocha Frap EVERY single day this week! :) (That's Starbucks new frap and it's heavenly)

Well, I hope everyone has a great rest of weekend and a wonderful week! Thanks again for your continued prayers! I appreciate each and every one of you!


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

*Great is Thy faithfulness*

"Great is Thy faithfulness!" "Great is Thy faithfulness!"
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided—
"Great is Thy faithfulness," Lord, unto me!

I woke up this morning singing this hymn. The neat thing about the words in this song is that it is such a reminder to how faithful God is!

I know I haven't posted lately so let me catch you up to speed. About a month ago I applied for a job at IBC bank and after God teaching me a little patience, I found out yesterday that I got the position. I am now the Branch Manager at the Gillardia branch in OKC. While I waited for the phone call, I kept praying that God would provide (I knew he would but I just needed the peace in seeing him provide for me) and let me tell you, he provided over and over and over again as he always does (that I'm usually too stressed to see). In April God kept telling me it was time for me to join a LifeGroup (which is like Sunday School any night during the week for all different types of people with different interest and what not) So, my friend Megan and I picked a "singles" LifeGroup and jumped right in. The first night I was there, I met some really nice people and at the end of the night when we were asked if we had any prayer request of course mine was that God would provide me with a job. The next week at LifeGroup a man named James told me that he had been praying for me and God had told him that he needed to tell me about some Branch Manager positions at the bank he works for. I was very appreciative and went the very next day to apply. The following Monday I went in for an interview with the Area Manager and things seemed to go great... then became the waiting... finally after a few minor issues everything got ironed out and I was offered the position to start Monday. (In the meantime) While I was waiting on an answer, I kept applying for jobs knowing that my money would soon becoming to an end and if I didn't have something(anything) I would be in major trouble! Thankfully, God is faithful and I received a notice saying that my benefits were being extended for a few more weeks!!!!! GOD IS SO GOOD! That means, that I will only have to go without a paycheck for two weeks!!!! AND I'll still be able to pay the bills I have because at the end of the month is my birthday and birthday money always helps! =) Isn't it incredible to see how God works and provides? I am beyond thankful for where God has put me and I know he will continue to carry me through.

I appreciate each and everyone of your prayers!

Here's to another new chapter in my life!!!!

I hope you all have a fantastic rest of the week!


Thursday, April 7, 2011

And so the job hunt continues....

I didn't get the job I interviewed for last week, but that's ok! In God's perfect timing I know something will come along! Just trying very hard not to get discouraged, although it is VERY difficult not too!

The new LifeGroup that Megan and I went to on Tuesday was AWESOME! I am so excited about what God is going to do through this group and pumped to be apart of it! Looking forward to next week! I also started volunteering in SWITCH (which is the LifeChurch youth group) and it was pretty great too! I am going to be with 6th grade girls, which should be interesting! Last night I found myself thinking of what I was like in 6th grade... had my first boyfriend in 6th grade, as well as my first kiss, and I loved the color lime green! That's about all I remember about it! haha! Please say a prayer for me as I pour into these childrens lives!

Me in my SWITCH shirt

Took grandma to another doctors appointment today... they scheduled another text for next Wednesday. Poor woman has had so many test and seen so many doctors and NO ONE HAS ANY ANSWERS! I am so frustrated with it all, so I can only imagine why she's so frustrated! They did some more blood work today, so maybe something from that will come back and give the doctors a clue!

Well, I guess I'll get back to my job hunt... certainly not fun, but the show must go on!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Praying a Sun Stand Still prayer...

So, last week my mom was in town and I can not tell you how much I enjoyed her being here! Unfortunately I forgot to take any pictures, I know... me not take pictures??? Crazy huh? But none the less, no pictures were taken ... I've got to get back on my A game!
Thursday I had an interview at a great company, I feel like the interview went really well... hoping to hear some news this week on if I got the position or not! I'm trusting in God's plan for me and praying a "Sun Stand Still" prayer. (If you attend LifeChurch.tv you'll understand what that means... if you'd like to know what that's all about, check out this link of the series called Sun Stand Still by Steven Furtick)

Saturday night I went to church and was super pumped to get Pastor Craig Groeschel's new book Weird, because normal isn't working before it was even released in stores! It was a great service and I spent most of the day Sunday reading the entire book! It's really great! I hope you all pick up a copy! You can find it here (it comes out Tuesday, April 5th, 2011!) AND one of the coolest things about buying this book, is that all of the proceeds go to charity! How awesome is that?

Today I spent most of my time looking for a j.o.b. and cleaning the house, oh what fun! ha! But tomorrow night, me and my new friend Megan are going to check out a LifeGroup! I'm excited to have someone to go with and to step out of my comfort zone a bit and meet new people! Also, looking forward to what God is going to show me by getting involved and making new Christian friends!

Well, until my next post, please continue to pray for my job/financial situation!

I hope you all have a terrific week!

Friday, March 25, 2011

God's timing, not mine.

Last week I went to see my friend, Hillary's new baby girl, Harper! She is sooooo precious! I love holding babies... best part is I get to give them back to their parents whenever I want! It's really the best of both worlds!  Here is a pic of me and that sweet little girl!
Harper and I

I've spent most of my time looking for a j.o.b. I must say, I HATE IT! I've looked into part time gigs, where I can be my own boss/make my own schedule (such as Scentsy and Thirty-One). As I began my search and asked around two of my friends suggested I look into Thirty-One Gifts. I was super stoked to find out that it was a Christian based company and everything I read and looked at seemed that it was going to be the perfect fit for me! Well, after I decided that it was something I'd like to try and praying that God would show me if this was a good opportunity or not, I went to the website to find out that just that day they stopped taking in new consultants. WOW, talk about God shutting that door! So now, I'm back to trying to find something... I need to be making some money, like yesterday,ha! BUT seriously, I'm doing all I can to trust that God is going to show me his plan and all the doors will open just when they are suppose to but I must admit, I'm nervous. It's also disheartening to be putting out my resume to TONS of places and filling out endless amounts of applications and not even hearing one word. It's not like I'm applying for jobs out of my potential, honestly that might be part of it, maybe I'm over qualified. I don't know, I just keep praying and hope that you would continue your prayers for me that I would find something and quickly.

I'm very excited because on Sunday my mommy is coming to visit!!! WOOOO HOOOO!!! I miss her so terribly, I've been looking forward to this visit ever since I left Arkansas, I must say, it's has been keeping me going! Sunday night my cousin, Ricky and my Uncle Rick are coming up to celebrate Ricky's birthday, I'll make sure to take pictures for my next blog post!

Well, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!